It looks like Deadpool will finally get a chance on the big screen thanks to a leaked video.
According to Ryan Reynolds, the leak was "100 percent" the reason why the unfinished project has taken flight, however, he doesn't know who leaked it. According to an interview with Yahoo Voices, Reynolds said "...The initial [leak] came from Fox they think - someone recorded the footage on their iPhone and then released it. And then once that happened, someone hacked into Blurred Studios and got the original footage in high-res and put it online."
Whatever it may have been, everyone is pretty excited about it, including the actor. "I was excited, because you can look at an email chain from all of us, the core group involved in Deadpool, saying 'We should leak this, f---,' like three years ago. Saying, 'Hey, if this thing is going to stagnate, one of us should just say 'Whoops, I slipped it online by accident.' And nobody seemed to want to nut up and do that, myself included," said Reynolds. "Someone did it for us, years later, when we all completely assumed it was dead in the water."
The Deadpool film may be in the making, but it won't be getting a huge budget in comparison to other films like Superman or Batman. The good thing about it is that the movie will be made the way they want to make it. "...it's even more exciting than having a catered lunch."
Now that the star is entering his second superhero film, the first one being the Green Lantern back in 2011, he's learned something important: the script. "When we shot Green Lantern, nobody auditioning for the role of Green Lantern was given the opportunity to read the script, because the script didn't exist," said Reynolds. "I'm not complaining about it - it was an opportunity if a lifetime, and if I were to go back and retrace my steps, I would probably do everything the exact same way. But script, that's what's different on this one... I've learned that a lot of superhero movies don't really have a fully functioning draft of the screenplay ready until they're already well into shooting."
Here's to hoping that the Deadpool film will look as amazing as the leak.
Check out the leaked footage below:
The film is set to be released in February 2016.